I Absolutely Loved It!
What an absolutely amazing story! The Drafter is not in my normal genre of reading, but is definitely one of my favorite reads of 2015!
The Drafter focuses on Peri Reed and Opti agent who can bend time. If you’ve read Sideswiped (the prequel to Drafter) then you’ve met Peri before. This book takes place in 2030 in the new Detroit. Things are quite different in the future, and Peri and her anchor Jack have a rough go at their last assignment. When they get back to headquarters, things definitely go wrong for Peri and Jack, and it opens us up to this absolutely amazing story.
This book is a definite mix of suspense and sci-fi, to make a story that I was unable to put down. Peri’s character is unique, and I adored her character. She’s been through so much, and she doesn’t remember most of it. How would it feel to not know who in your life you can trust? That’s how Peri feels throughout most of this book. Between forgetting major things in her life, and everyone trying to manipulate her, her life gets pretty crazy and dangerous. Throughout this book, Peri realizes what she has done and who she really is, and isn’t at ease with any of it. She’s made some bad choices, and since she has no memory, only bits and pieces, she doesn’t know if she did things because she wanted to, or because she was trying to help others.
With the Alliance trying to get Peri, and Silas trying to figure out what is right and what is wrong, the suspense of this book is amazing. I was on pins and needles throughout this book trying to figure out who was bad, who was good, and who Peri really was. I did fall in love with Silas all over again (we met him in Sideswiped). His character really is a strong one in this book, and helps balance out a lot of the craziness. You can tell how hard it is for him to see what is going on with Peri, and him trying to help her.
There is a lot in this book that is awesome, but can’t be written about for fear of spoiling this story for you. I will tell you that I loved Taf, Howard, and Silas. These three are awesome, and I hope we will get more of them, especially crazy Taf, in future installments of this series. Each main character in this book brought something to the table and weren’t there for fluff. I am not a fan of Fran’s or Bill’s. I don’t think either of them are good and one is not better than the other. Allen…. what can I say? I’m not sure how I feel about Allen. I hated him, I liked him, I definitely didn’t trust him, but when this book ended, I was left with a feeling of contentment with his character. I’m not sure if I trust him yet, but I look forward to seeing how his story plays out as well.
Even though this book does have a defined ending, there is so many more questions left unanswered that will leave me waiting anxiously for the next book in the Peri Reed Chronicles. There is a bit of romance in this book, but it is not what makes this story. Peri and all her craziness, and figuring out the truth is what makes this story stand out above a lot of other books I’ve read this year. I am in love with this series and can’t wait for more!
I have received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review.